People Innovation Excellence

Workshop

Flowers are part of our life.

It celebrates our joy, it comforts our sorrow.

Each of them has its own story.

Dig deeper, we will find that some of the flowers live another way.

Finding the story behind the beauty of flowers.

Portray their inconspicuous life.

 


 

The Secret Life of Flower photography exhibition displays the result of a workshop initiated by Prof Jan Jindra and Eva Plutova from Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech.

 

The participants are 21 students of Creative Advertising, Visual Communication Design-School of Design, Bina Nusantara University.

 

The Goal:

The participants must create 8-10 photographs that response the question relate to the cycle of life of flowers.

Each student choose one type of flower, dig deeper about its life: the story of growing, the harvest, the delivery, the marketing and placement, the drying or recycling process. The participants doesn’t only focus on reportage or documentary photograph, but different types of photography (still life, concept, portrait photography, etc).

The students must explore various ideas on how to capture the topic. The idea before taking picture is the key feature of a strong photographic story.

The photograph series will consist of 5 parts:

Part 1. The growing and the harvest of the flowers.

Part 2. Focus on the selling and buying activities of flowers at the Rawa Belong Flower Market, West Jakarta. The selling and buying ectivities start from delivering, preparing, packing the flowers for the costomer.

Part 3. The flowers as a part of our rituals that could be found everywhere, such as in the shop, hotel, wedding ritual, home, funeral ritual. We focus on the language of flowers.

Part 4. Discover the second life of the flowers. The recycling process of the blossom.

Part 5.The end of the life of the flowers, such as abandoned flowers, dry flowers, trash, etc.

 

The Method:

The topic is brightly open to all photographic ideas, technology and all the way of makin pictures.

 

The mandatory:

Collecting softcopy A3 size (29.7 x 42 cm) with 300 dpi resolution.

 

The Program

28/11/2016. Monday. Introduction of the topic. The students present their idea of how to make visual story of the flower (mood pictures, references, idea, inspiration).

29/11/2016. Tuesday. Time for working on the project. Evening – consultation

30/11/2016. Wednesday. Working time on the project.  Evening – consultation

1/12/2016.  Thursday. Collecting the pictures

2/12/2016.   Friday. Collecting video presentation

 

The supervisor of the project

JAN JINDRA

http://www.janjindra.eu/

 

Assistant of supervisor

EVA PLUTOVÁ

http://www.evaplutova.com/


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